What is Invisalign?

Invisalign in St Albans is becoming an ever increasingly popular treatment option for those who wish to have a straighter smile. This treatment is used to gently force the teeth into a straighter and more aligned position, this allows you to have the smile you always wished you had. The procedure has been hailed as the world’s most advanced clear aligner system and many patients find this treatment is a good alternative to fixed braces. Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners and allows you to straighten your teeth without the need for traditional braces. The system is metal free and requires no wires, the aligners are also made to fit your mouth perfectly, so comfort is ensured. We understand that having braces can change your life, especially when you are an adult. Straighter teeth means that they are easier to clean which promotes a healthier mouth. Many patients report that they feel much more comfortable in their own skin, as well as having a new found confidence as a direct result of this treatment. Here at UK Dental Specialists we understand how important a smile can be and we want to help you to achieve the smile you want. This article will discuss why you should consider this treatment as well how this treatment works.

Why should I consider this treatment?

If you decide that Invisalign in St Albans could be the treatment for you then you will be happy to know the treatment comes with a series of benefits. This treatment is comfortable and promotes teeth of a straighter nature. The aligners are removable allowing you easy access to clean your teeth and gums. This promotes good overall oral health during your course of treatment. Results are visible early on and you do not have to worry that people may see your braces as they are clear. You do not have to worry about how you will look in photos during the treatment, as you can just take your aligners out, the aligners support an active lifestyle so you can carry on with sports as you undergo your treatment. This system is designed to fit around your lifestyle, so you only have to see a dentist every six to eight weeks.

How does it work?

Invisalign in St Albans follows a strict process in order to give you the best results. Initially, our dentist will take photos, X-rays and scans to create your dental plan, impressions can also be used. A 3D treatment plan is devised which allows you to see how your teeth will look post treatment. The plan is also used to make up the aligners that you will use. Aligners will be custom made and shipped to your dentistâs office, the sets are swapped every two or weeks or so to gently coax your teeth into the desired position and you will visit your dentist every six to eight weeks to receive the next sets of aligners. After initial treatment retainers are then sometimes needed, to ensure that the position that your teeth have moved into is kept stable. Your dentist will always be on hand to make certain that this treatment works as smoothly as possible and you get the results that you deserve.